The past term was another great success for The Ada Lovelace Initiative. We would like to thank all our role models who shared their stories before the Easter break and also our new role models who are preparing to share their stories in the coming weeks.
With the Easter holidays over and secondary schools across the country settling into the final term of the school year – The Ada Lovelace Initiative is back in action and role models will be visiting pupils until the end of the 2015/16 school year in June.
We are delighted to share that there are schools in 14 counties nationwide now registered for a role model visit from The Ada Lovelace Initiative. We intend to reach even more counties this term with the help of role models and schools across the country. There are schools registered for visits from The Ada Lovelace Initiative in the following counties: Meath, Navan, Cork, Kildare, Tipperary, Donegal, Wicklow, Limerick, Louth, Galway, Waterford, Wexford, Cavan and Down.
Back To School for Citi Women In Technology
In 2015 Citi’s Irish base (located in IFSC, Dublin) launched a dedicated Women In Technology Group to address the issue of gender balance in the company’s fin-tech divisions. In 2016 – Citi’s WIT Group teamed up with The Ada Lovelace Initiative to connect the female technologists of Citi with secondary school pupils across the country.
A.L.I. and Citi have been working together this term on special ‘Back To School’ visits which involves the Citi role models returning to their old schools across the country to share their stories. We would like to thank the role models of Citi for their enthusiasm and support to take part in this special series of visits for A.L.I.
Today marks the official launch of the A.L.I. & Citi WIT visits with Sarah Loughran, Solutions Analyst at Citi returning to Loreto School in Navan to share her story with the pupils of her former school. As it happens, Sarah played an important role in the school IT department as a pupil, which the current pupils will learn about today.
New: Meet The Role Models #11
Meet The Role Models is a technology community series which highlights the stories of The Ada Lovelace Initiative role models; the female technology professionals who are committed to promoting technology careers to pupils nationwide. In this series, we feature interviews with a diverse range of technology professionals, with a variety of roles from over 75 companies in Ireland.
Our latest MTRM interview is the eleventh instalment of Meet The Role Models which features Louise Bernstein who is a Senior Product Manager at Altify (Formerly known as The Tas Group). Louise’s full interview is available here.
Stay tuned to the Verify blog for more news about our upcoming #alimystory school visits. If you would like to learn more about The Ada Lovelace Initiative, please visit our A.L.I page. We are looking for role models from every county in Ireland. If you would like more information about visiting a school on our waiting list, please fill out our form here and we will be in touch shortly.
If you would like to visit a specific school, your old school or a local school for example, please let us know & we can facilitate these preferences for role models.